For Will's birthday, he wanted to go
bowling.This is somethign that we have enjoyed as a family and usually go a couple of time a year. This year, Will tried it without the little ramp that is available for little kids, and figured that if he got a running start, he could get the ball going fast enough to have some success. Pictures can't quite captivate how this looked, but with a little imagination, you may get the general idea.
Will has thus far been the most inventive with his cakes, and this year he wanted a spiderweb cake with his name in it but not in a way that was easy to see - he wanted people to be tricked by where his name was. So I had one of my students who has amazing artistry skills sketch how she thought it would work and then I did my best to make it work in icing.
Will's birthday was a success, full of him getting his desk that he has wanted for three years (yes, he just turned 7) and Legos.
You can see in this picture that even at 17, my little brother still thinks Legos are worthwhile - I don' t think that is something boys ever out grow (and probably not many girls either)